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by Paul Judges

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The pot-holed, tarmac road
disappeared like a snake
reluctant to spit its
precious venom of death

I looked ahead to the small
hills beyond the lake
and saw they were a woman,
and her morning breath

was in the lush valley
of my stubborn dream,
and I realised our love
had lasted many years

we were often scared it
might vanish like steam
- a ghost train puffing
up the incline of tears.

There was never a card
on that February day;
you kept passion secret
like a country unknown

and always I walked
the invisible way
beyond manicured trees
and pathways of stone;

there was something
startling around the bend,
a happy surprise past
the blackthorn bush

the road just went on
- there wasn’t an end
to the bliss still thriving
in a timeless hush.

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Reviewed by TeeJay khan 10/3/2013

Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 11/17/2012
L O V E it !!!

xOx Phyllis xOx

{N: I'd delete the comma between pot-holed and tarmac; isn't needed, and it spoils what is otherwise p e r f e c t rhythm.}
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/4/2012
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/2/2012
Just exquisite! I like the sonic elements and how gently this reads.
Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/30/2012
Your romantic words strike a lovely chord in my heart. This poem is romance at its best, Paul!! Your offering will go to my favorites list!

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 9/26/2012
Romance at it's best
*Paul* transparency
of heart and soul's

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/26/2012
Truly fine poetry that ignites thoughts and gives rise to emotions, Paul. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Amor Sabor 9/26/2012
There are so many images in your very well done.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/26/2012
Paul, this work of yours captures my imagination for the unique way in which you have chosen to express the life cycle - I am taken in particular by, "there was something startling around the bend, a happy surprise past the blackthorn bush - the road just went on - there wasn't an end to the bliss still thriving in a timeless hush" -yes, I know I could have also interpreted those lines to equate to a true love, however the greater implications would have been somehow dismissed in my view -- an excellent work my dear fried - I wish love and peace - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/26/2012
Mystery behind those bends that open memories to behold, so many more roads to travel..hearfelt poem~
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 9/25/2012
I like the way you compare each part of the road with life itself. Beautifully done!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/25/2012
seems everyday was a special day. ~Morgan
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/25/2012
concision and evocation
combine in the very best way here, Paul

this is fine indeed

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/25/2012
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/25/2012
Well written with good lines and word groups that capture reader's attention and imagination.
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 9/25/2012
Paul, Your poem caught my eye in the recently posted list. I sure am glad it did. I find it professional but warm and full of loves' best and real fears as well. "A ghost train puffing up the incline of tears" Not the only great line but my favorite. You have made my morning! Be well, Kathy

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